International Journal of Jyotish Research
2020, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part A
Tropical zodiac for astrology for the east and the west
Author(s): YV Subba Rao
Abstract: The whole edifice of Astrology rests on two vital considerations, namely, the astronomically correct horoscope for astrological divination and the correct planetary periods for the exact timing of events. The former demands to pin point the starting point of the zodiac, since there exist two types of zodiacs, Moving Zodiac of the West and the Fixed Zodiac of the East, in vogue. After careful examination of Oriental and Occidental literature, it is established that the Moving Zodiac is the astronomically correct one which starts its Aries “00” from Vernal Equinox and not from Aswini Constellation “00” of the Sidereal Zodiac for measuring of the planetary longitudes for astrological purposes either in the East or in the West and that the balance of planetary period at the time of birth is one based on the longitude of the Moon from the Vernal Equinox and not from Asvini for neither the twelve signs nor the planetary periods have any connection with the 27 asterisms.
How to cite this article:
YV Subba Rao. Tropical zodiac for astrology for the east and the west. International Journal of Jyotish Research. 2020; 5(1): 05-11.